WTRL #107 – RGV
Course Notes – 1 Lap – 25.3km (129m elevation)
Only a 2nd visit the the largely flat RGV course. The last being in August 2020.
This course is made for a TTT with a long stretch of very flat, other than a couple of speed bumps, for the first 12km. Then a single big effort climb that most teams should be able to get over with some real digging in. Finishing with some undulations that will split a tired team who have been hammering without a break for 25 mins.
Details below. Distances are full race distance, starting from the pens. Use the PRINT button for a simplified print out.
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|5.3km||3.3km||Serious of little bumps, never really much above 2%, turns should be possible.|
|12.9km||600m||2-3% Av||Build towards Aquaduct – Make sure everyone is ready. Consider putting a lighter rider on the front and rein them in at this point – asking them to lead on to climb|
|13.5km||300m||4-5%||Aquaduct proper – w/kg target here to keep together to turn. If you lose a heavier rider on the way up, may be worth a soft pedal by lighter riders on the way down the other side to let them back on. Split/wait decision needed before before the flat.|
|17.4km||3.3km||-3%/3%||Sawtooth profile of constant undulations. If team still together consider carrying on rotations, but be cautious of riders hitting slight incline after a turn|
|Would advise against a ‘sink and sprint’ changeover in case it timed wrong. Favour a gentle drift to the back, without too much coming completely off the power.|
|21.7km||500m||2-3%||Speed bump 1 – TIme to consider w/kg blob. Anyone dropped now definitely left behind – don’t wait on the small descent.|
|22.7km||500m||3%||Speed bump 2|
|23.6km||400m||3%||Speed bump 3|
|24.7km||300m||Hard right on the course to flat finish – build to sprint|